The World Bank has Today (TUESDAY) launched new reports confirming that Zambia needs a lot more Jobs and created at a much faster Pace. also, they need to be Jobs with Higher Wages for the Majority of Citizens still trapped in Poverty.
World Bank Country Manager, Ina Ruthenberg says “the ‘Zambia Jobs Diagnostic’ and the ‘Jobs in Value Chains’ Reports are an important contribution because Zambia remains one of Africa’s youngest Countries.
Ruthenberg says Faster Job Creation for Youth, Women, and Rural Communities is Crucial to Reducing Poverty.
Secretary to the Cabinet Dr Roland Msiska says Government starts the Cycle of the New 5-Year National Development Plan, its Top Priority is to Create more and better Jobs, especially for Youths living in the Rural Areas.
He added that Government therefore Welcomes the input of the lets Work Partnership into its Job Creation Agenda, and will continue to engage on the Policy Actions needed for Jobs.
According to the Reports, the Gaps in Labour Market Outcomes and Earnings Across Zambia are Widening: between Formal and Informal Workers, between Rural and Urban Workers, between Regions, and between Unskilled and Skilled Workers.
JUNE 13, 2017